ICCA Bar Course applications to open 9 December

updated on 27 November 2019

The Inns of Court College of Advocacy (ICCA) has announced that the application portal for its new Bar course starting in September 2020 will open on 9 December.

The ICCA Bar Course is one of the new postgraduate Bar courses replacing the BPTC from September 2020 as the academic and vocational training required to qualify as a barrister and be eligible for pupillage.

Aspiring barristers have until 10 January 2020 to apply for a place on the new course. To be eligible for a place, candidates need a 2:1 undergraduate law degree or a 2:1 non-law degree plus a GDL/graduate law conversion. Students also need to pass the Bar Course Aptitude Test (BCAT).

The ICCA Bar Course is provided in two parts, enabling candidates to pay for each stage separately and to not proceed onto part two of the course if necessary. Fees for part one of the course total £1,575, while fees for part two amount to £11,520, with the total cost of the ICCA Bar Course £13,095. 

Students can register on the application portal from 9 December. For more information, visit the ICCA website.